My sense of the literature is that probiotics are most effective in maintaining remission, and least effective in obtaining it. So I wouldn't cut them out in a long remission. I wish I had known about
probiotics back when i had a 9-10 year total and med free remission. Sadly for me, I falsely believed I never ahd UC at all bur rather some freak, undoagnosed parasite attack causing my original UC outbreak, so I lived on borrowed time.
Pancolitis 20 years ago, full med-free remission 10 years,
Flaring/simmering on and off ever since
10 20 17.5 15 12.5 10 mg 8 7.5 20 mg pred, 100 mg Imuran
Probiotics (Primal Defense and others), TSO,
Turmeric/circumin, boswellia, fish oil, many vits/minerals
Lower-carb version of Specific Carb Diet (SCD), Remicade next